Would like to suggest a new sensor type, maybe V_SWTEMP?
It would allow the controller to set a temp as a trip point for the switch/relay that could be stored in EEPROM. This would allow the sensor node to continue to operate as a thermostat even when all comm with the gateway/controller might be lost. Under normal operation the controller could change the thermostat setting or even override the thermostat to force the sw/relay on/off. What is needed to implement this?
Currently have testbed: Arduino clone as sensor node talking to RPi as Gateway (via the NRF24L01+'s) - The RPi communicates via TCP/IP (had to mod the mySensors/Raspberry port to build a PiGatewayNetwork module to use the Domoticz's 'MySensors to gateway with LAN interface' setting) with a virtual machine on my development pc running Domoticz.
Have tried to use the Domoticz's dimmer (virtual) as a way to transfer values into the sensor node but it doesn't seem to be fully implemented yet (using V2.2383) - sends a non-sensical string back to gateway. Like Domoticz but still can't seem to 'get there' with it yet.
Any help would be appreciated,